Clipper Race Fleet Week at The Wharf Presented by Events DC

calendar icon June 21, 2024 – June 25, 2024
map marker icon Transit Pier
Event Hours
Daily from 11am - 6pm

Experience the exhilaration of eleven Clipper 70 ocean racing yachts arriving in Washington, DC having completed seven out of eight legs of the 40,000nm eleven-month Clipper Race circumnavigation. This includes the Washington, DC home boat which has been flying the flag for the city since the race began last year.

The fleet will be berthed at The Wharf from June 17 to June 25, with over 200+ Race Crew due in the Capital city having raced across the world's toughest oceans. In a week of FREE activity, come on down and hop on board to tour the yachts they call home, visit the fanzone to find out more about racing around the world, and watch the celebrations as they head off on the final leg of the adventure.

Visit the Clipper Round the World Official Webpage

June 17-19:

See the world's largest matched fleet of ocean racing yachts and its extraordinary crews as they arrive in Washington, DC, The Wharf, after a 1,990 nautical mile race from Panama. Visit the Race Viewer to track the race fleet and to plan your visit.

June 21-23, 11am-6pm:

Visit the FREE Clipper Race Fanzone. Do you want to learn more about the Clipper Race, the world's toughest ocean challenge? Then come and visit the Clipper Race Fanzone, where you can learn about this incredible adventure and how you can get involved in the next edition. Tour a Clipper 70 racing yacht for FREE. Bring your family and step on board a Clipper 70 stripped down ocean racing yacht. Take an above and below deck tour and hear the stories of the intrepid Race Crew.

June 21, 3pm-5pm:

Clipper Connect Business Series is coming to Washington, DC. Delve into the critical topic of water conservation and protection. The esteemed panellists will lead discussion on the significance of the Clean Water Act and other vital initiatives aimed at safeguarding our precious waterways. Discover how businesses can play a pivotal role in preserving clean and safe environments for generations to come.

Interested in attending? Email washingtondc@clipper-ventures.com to register your interest.

June 25, 7pm-10pm:

Watch the fleet depart for Leg 8: The Homecoming Leg. Full schedule to follow!

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given on the waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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